Meaning of platband in English:


Pronunciation /ˈplatband/


(also plate-bande)
  • 1Architecture
    A flat, unmoulded fascia or string course, forming a horizontal band along a wall, a border around a window, etc.

  • 2A fillet between the flutings of a column.

  • 3A flat lintel over a door or window.

  • 4Horticulture
    A narrow flower bed or strip of turf forming a border.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Phillips (b. 1630), writer and biographer. From plat + band, after French plate-bande.